Oh my goodness! Orycon, Portland's premier Science Fiction/Fantasy convention, is starting, and we'll be playing a show Saturday at 7 in the big ballroom, right before CD Woodbury and guests of honor Vixy & Tony. Totally free for congoers - we hope to see you there!
Here's where our component parts will be this weekend - a wide range of smart stuff for you:
Fri Nov 7 3:00pm ROOSEVELT Green Tree Blue Tree Purple Tree
What are some exotic ideas that actually could work based on current knowledge.
Fri Nov 7 6:00:pm OREGON Sea and Star Chantey 101
Chanteys are songs with repeated chorus lines interspersed throughout, commonly used as work songs. In this panel we will explore historical, futuristic, and fantastic chanteys as might be sung on the seas, between the stars, or in the aether. This is a chance for the audience to break out their harmonizing skills.
Jessica, Hollyanna, Christian
Fri Nov 7 7:00pm ALASKA Hacking Biology
Will this be the next tech explosion? How good or bad could it be? What is actually happening now?
Sat Nov 8 11:00:am OREGON Songwriting Workshop
Bonus points if your product from this session gets sung later.
Sat Nov 8 12:00:pm HAWTHORNE Between Comics: Where Did the Teen Comics Go?
Comics for adults and children are everywhere. What about teens?
Sat Nov 8 1:00:pm OREGON Choosing & Learning a Musical Instrument
Selecting your implement of musical destruction, learning it, and deciding when to do more with it than take out the garbage.
Sat Nov 8 2:00:pm HAWTHORNE Graphic Novels and Comics as Literature
What is noteworthy in the unique storytelling found in graphic novels? Are books really more literary, when they're not illustrated?
Sat Nov 8 7:00-8:00 pm
Concert: PDX Broadsides
Science, piracy, superheroes, robots, and other geeky topics. It's a nerdband on fire.
Sun Nov 9 1:00pm OREGON Band Scramble
Because you can't make a filk band without breaking a few eggheads. Toss your name in a hat and see who you end up playing with.
Sun Nov 9 1:30pm OREGON New Song Contest
We provide the topic, you provide the song for a chance to win.